Cambridge Library Collection - North American History: Civilized America 2 Volume SetThomas Colley Grattan (author)
Mixed media product 1008 Pages / Published: 22/09/2011
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Published in 1859, Thomas Colley Grattan's work illustrates antebellum America through anecdote and reflection. Dublin-born Grattan (1791/2-1864) became a journalist and novelist after abandoning a potential military career in favour of settled life in France. In Paris Grattan contributed to literary magazines and became acquainted with various writers, including Washington Irving, to whom he dedicated his celebrated Highways and Byways (1823). After living in the Netherlands and Belgium, Grattan was made - with the support of King Leopold - British Consul in Boston, where he began these two volumes. Determined to tell 'the truth of the New World' so that Europe may understand it, Grattan asks serious questions about American life. Volume 1 describes his first impressions of the United States and of life in New England. Volume 2 examines the treatment of the Irish, women, and Native Americans, and it criticizes the South's slave-based economy and society.
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Number of pages: 1008
Weight: 1300 g
Dimensions: 216 x 140 x 61 mm
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